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Old 05-10-2021, 02:46 PM   #1
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Figuring out what a 2018 Ford Expedition can realistically tow

Hi,

Excuse my ignorance as have no experince towing a trailer, have lots of experience towing a Jeep Wrangler behind a motorhome.

I have a 2018 Expedition Limited 4x4 and trying to figure
out what I can realistically tow.

The door sticker says Front GAWR is 3375lbs and rear Gawr is 4380lbs. Gvwr is 7450lbs.

The SUV does come with a tow package.

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What does the other door sticker say on it?
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It says occupants and cargo should not be more than 1467lbs.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:06 PM   #4
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See if this helps you.

https://www.curtmfg.com/towing-capac...about%20safety.

I would think the Expedition would have a tow rating in at least the 7K range, but I may be weigh off base.
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I think I remember now how it works. I take all contents of the SUV and the tongue weight of the trailer and add the two together.
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You also need to add in the weight of the trailer and compare to the GCWR.
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Thanks, I did not see a GCWR on the sticker.
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I'd say probably under 7K on the trailer fully loaded (GVWR) and under 25 ft. and a WDH with antisway.
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Thanks

What I am looking at is 4100lbs dry and 25ft long.

We are looking for something much smaller than our 38ft class A MH.
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Need to double check but fairly sure it came with the heavy duty tow package.
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Look closely at the numbers those above have mentioned but I think you would probably be OK. We tow with a Yukon which is similar in size and capacity. Does alright although there are times I wish I had gotten the XL with a longer wheelbase. But the wife got to veto that since it is her daily driver. Also the reason we didn't get a pickup. And I can't go as fast as the diesels up the hills but I'm in no hurry.
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According to the 2018 Trailer Life Towing Guide, there are 5 Ford 4x4 Expeditions and the tow ratings run between anywhere between 5,900 lbs and 9,300 lbs depending how they are equipped.


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https://webcontent.goodsam.com/trail...wGuide2018.pdf


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Thanks all,

I do appreciate the help.
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I have an XLT, short wheelbase and it pulls very well, just a gentle push sometimes when big rigs pass. LT tires and Equilizer 4 way (properly dialed in) are the key. IMHO don’t go over 25’! The Ecoboost is unstoppable!...
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